Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Rating: 3/5

Empire State of Mind is all about Jay-Z and his meteoric rise from selling drugs to the top of the rap empire. It details his childhood, the start of his rap career, rap rivalries with the Notorious Big and others, and his transition from rap superstar to business mogul. It was an entertaining read for sure, but Jay-Z did not cooperate with the author or sit down for any interviews. I think that had an effect on the book as I didn’t like it as much as other vignettes like Elon Musk.

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